Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Gaining Trust by Morticia Knight

Chuck isn’t sure what he needs and Master Jordan can’t wait to show him.

Stone’s shy junior investigator, Chuck, can no longer deny his interest in the BDSM lifestyle. The beautiful connections and raw emotions he’s witnessed between so many of the Doms and subs at Kiss of Leather leave him yearning for something he’d never dared hope he could have—unconditional love and care from a man. He isn’t sure if he can take the chance of having a real relationship when he’s not out to his meddling parents yet, but the sexy Master Jordan, Gavin’s friend and the owner of Club Consequence, makes him want to take that chance.

Master Jordan has been biding his time until he can get next to the super-fine Chuck. Gavin warned him that Chuck isn’t in the lifestyle, but there’s something special about him that speaks to Jordan’s heart. When they’re finally alone, the chemistry is off the charts and Jordan can tell it won’t take much to bring Chuck willingly into the world of BDSM.

An unexpected development in the case of Corey’s kidnappers shocks them all, but not as much as what happens with Chuck’s family. Jordan teaches Chuck that secrets hold power over the person keeping them, and that gaining trust can only be achieved through complete honesty.

Reader Advisory: This book contains one scene with racist and homophobic characters.

Publisher's Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
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Charlie (Chuck) is a very strong, but shy sub. He has worked his way into the group at Kiss of Leather because of his ability to help track down the dom who abused Corey. He has been working with Stone to figure out the mystery behind Corey's abuse and whether or not a ring of traffickers was getting away with it.

Then you have Jordan, who is a dom who has been intrigued with Chuck ever since Chuck came to the collaring ceremony. He came in leathers another time and Jordan just about swallowed his tongue. Stone pushes Jordan to pursue Chuck because he knows that Chuck secretly desires the connection that Jordan can provide him. I didn't learn a lot about Jordan's life – it was mostly about him getting together with Chuck.

I have to say that despite the rank of 4 stars, I thought that Chuck and Jordan's relationship was kind of short changed in this story. They didn't really have a strong connection like the previous books. This was more superficial. We did have some resolution with Chuck's family, but it was very rushed and there was almost no discussion. I also thought that despite the nature of their relationship, their scenes were not as well written as the others.

There was a lot of information in this story, but no resolution. I can't wait to see where the mystery of what Stone discovered takes us in the next books.

I was really looking forward to Chuck’s story. I did feel a connection between the characters, but not that deep in your soul connection that I have felt with other characters in the series. I feel like some of the relationship was lost with the story about the kidnappers still being a subplot. Then just when I thought things were getting good, the book ended and I felt like some things felt rushed or unfinished.

Characters: Well written and easy to relate to
Sex: Yes
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: M/M BDSM Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

After dancing around each other for a few months, Chuck finally takes the step of going out with Jordan and agreeing to become his sub. Chuck is new to BDSM and socially, a little awkward. Jordan is a laid back guy and an easy going, patient master. I liked him a lot. And I thought Chuck was brave. He says what he wants and is honest about what he likes and wants.

We get new information in relation to the crimes that Chuck is helping investigate for Kiss of Leather and I assume that storyline will continue in future books.

The romance between Master Jordan and Chuck is really sweet, but their love story did feel a little rushed. I would have liked it to be slowed down a little so I could savour it, but maybe I just wanted a longer story so it wasn't over so soon.

This is the fifth book in the series. I would recommend that you read them in order, as there is a thread running through them all, there are ongoing relationships, and tie-ins which just mean more that way.

Now that Kiss of Leather is open, we get to see how well Kyle's furniture is viewed, how much the doms are enjoying their subs, and a new safe place to play. Jordan, who owns Club Consequence, thinks that it is time for him to see whether the feelings he has for Chuck are reciprocated. Watching them play out the game they both seem to want so much, is very enjoyable. Chuck is a fascinating person, as he mixes confidence in his role, and diffidence in his personal life and family relationships. Jordan is just the perfect type of dom for him, relaxed, loving, and patient.

Very enjoyable addition to the series. Thank you, Ms. Knight.

Also Available in the Kiss of Leather Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Building Bonds post.

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our Safe Limits post.

Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our Bondage Rescue post.

Book 4
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For reviews & more info, check out our Grand Opening post.

M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers - but they're all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.

When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on more installments of Sin City Uniforms, The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey's story from Rockin' the Alternative and Dylan and Zero from Biking Bad.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Gaining Trust (Kiss of Leather #5) by Morticia Knight to read and review.

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